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Wilt Thou Be My Dearie?

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

Wilt Thou Be My Dearie?
TUNE: The Sutor's Dochter
1.
Wilt thou be my dearie?
When sorrow wrings thy gentle heart,
O, wilt thou let me cheer thee?
By the treasure of my soul -
That's the love I bear thee -
I swear and vow that only thou
Shall ever be my dearie!
Only thou, I swear and vow,
Shall ever be my dearie!
2.
Lassie, say thou lo'es me,
Or, if thou wilt na be my ain,
Say na thou'lt refuse me!
If it winna, canna be,
Thou for thine may choose me,
Let me, lassie, quickly die,
Trusting that thou lo'es me!
Lassie, let me quickly die,
Trusting that thou lo'es me!

 

Will You Be My Dear?
(The Cobbler's Daughter)

Will you be my dear?
When sorrow wrings your gentle heart,
O, will you let me cheer you?
By the treasure of my soul -
That is the love I bear you -
I swear and vow that only you
Shall ever be my dear!
Only you, I swear and vow,
Shall ever be my dear!

Lassie, say you loves me,
Or, if you will not be my own,
Say not you will refuse me!
If it will not, can not be,
You for yours may choose me,
Let me, lassie, quickly die,
Trusting that you loves me!
Lassie, let me quickly die,
Trusting that you loves me!

 

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